Sunday, August 31, 2008

On this day...

My parents lived all over the world. Travelling with their families and their Air Force fathers. Their families settled in the same neighborhood. And my parents met when they were in the 9th grade. They started dating when they were seniors in high school.They went to the prom together.

They dated through college.

Went to fraternity parties together.

And my father proposed at Christmas in 1967.They were married on August 31, 1968.

Surrounded by family.And they began their new life together.Today they would be celebrating 40 years of marriage. If my father had not been taken from us too soon. So, Mom. Even though the occasion is not written on the calendar anymore. I wanted you to know that I remember.

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Theme Song: The Honeydrippers -- Sea of Love

25 comments:

Susie said...

What a beautiful tribute to your parents!! Thank you for sharing that! And...your mom is gorgeous!!

Nissa said...

That was lovely, Kat! Thanks for sharing your parents' special day with us.

Angie's Spot said...

That was a lovely tribute! Your mom is gorgeous!

Christine L said...

How beautiful and so touching! I hope it warms your Mom's heart on this special day.

Kelly said...

I love the pictures....what a wonderful tribute to your parents! A bittersweet day for your Mom and a wonderful gift you've given her! Happy Anniversary!!

texcindy said...

I had no idea today marked their 40th aniversary! when we were in college the example of their marriage and closeness was so real to me every time we came home with our laundry and ate platefuls of moo-goo-guy-dead. i will carry those memories close to my heart especially today, and for the rest of my life.
i love love love seeing al these pictures-your Dad's mother's characteristic expressions, Bill as a young man, your mother as a true blonde...how much Karl looks like your Dad. what a fantastic family--i know they are so proud of you as well. God Bless!
cindysue

SKELLER said...

You made me tear up. Such beautiful, fun, love-filled photos. And they made me smile, cause I've seen almost identical photos of my own mom & dad, in almost the same clothing/poses ... and even my grandma's mother-of-the-bride dress was similar to your grandma's (only pink :-).

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful tribute! I'm sure that it means a lot to your Mother to know she is not along with her memories!

Joye said...

That was great. The picture journey up through their wedding, classic. A very few of us are lucky enough to have parents that find their true love. I know it is an awesome thing to witness. What a wonderful way to remember their love.

Jill said...

Those are AWESOME photos! Great song to accompany them too....

storyteller said...

What a lovely tribute to your parents on what would have been their 40th anniversary.
Hugs and blessings,

Rhea said...

What a sweet post! I love all the pictures. Those are awesome photos! Your parents made such a handsome couple. I'm so sorry you lost your dad. And I'm so glad you still remember their anniversary. I bet it means a lot to your mom. :o)

Brian and Staci said...

Kat...that was lovely. I know your Mom is so glad you remember each year. They were a beautiful couple and I loved her PROM dress...simply beautiful! So classic. My mother-in-law was taken too early as well. 58 yrs old. I didn't know her long...but long enough to know what an incredible person she was and I miss her so much. So...on some level, I kinda know what you mean.

Shannon said...

What a touching post! And a sweet tribute to your mom & dad (and love the choice of song). The photos are great... so glad you shared them!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

What a lovely post. Your parents made a beautiful couple... so in love.

Hugs to you all today.

Debbie said...

What a great post to read after emerging from my "blog cation." Those pictures are just beautiful!

American in Norway said...

Beautiful post... It is so great that you have pictures of them together all the way from 9th grade. Prayers out to you & your mom.... Hugs

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful tribute to your parents. You know that it reminds me of your mother's wedding album when she described her brother sobbing on their wedding day. I don't think I can ever forget that.(<:
Rhonda

Britt said...

Just lovely .. that last line about made me cry. :o)

Trooper Thorn said...

Great love story. Gives us all hope.

Romi said...

What a beautiful post and tribute to the memory of your parents union. I love the pictures. It's always fun to look back and see the fashion and what your parents looked like when they were younger. Thanks for sharing with us.

Rhea said...

Such a pretty veil! Did she still have it? Did you wear it on your wedding day?

Lauren Horsley said...

That is so sweet! Hearing stories like theirs gives me hope that my hubby and I will celebrate a 40th anniversary someday.

I know it sounds lame, but given my circumstances, it's so important to me to see that there are happy marriages out there. Thanks!

Jennifer P. said...

Bless your heart Kat! I don't know that i"ll ever stop writing my mom's b.day or anniversary on my calendar. It's good to remember.

And those photos---what a gorgeous couple they were!

Karen said...

I love that veil. Does your Mum still have it?

That's a wonderful love story !!